Chernivets'ka Oblast', Ukraine (1947 – present)
Sofia Mykhailivna Yevdokymenko-Rotaru (born August 7, 1947) known as Sofia Rotaru (Ukrainian: Софiя Ротару ) is a Soviet and Ukrainian pop singer of Romanian/Moldavian heritage.
Born to a large, impoverished family in Marshintsy, Ukraine , Rotaru, nicknamed Bukovinsky Solovey (Nightingale from Bukovina), emerged in 1966 as a pop folk star in the movie Solovey iz sela Marshintsy (Nightingale from Marshintsy) in the Romanian and Ukrainian-speaking world after her manager and future husband Anatoliy Jevdokymenko made her change her music style from… read more
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